Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tom has really missed pizza. The kids have missed pizza. I haven't really missed it that much. (I'm a I'll- have-pizza-once-a-month and be fine type of person.) So I tried making a pizza crust with almond flour, and then with coconut flour... none of us cared for either one of those. Blah.
A Facebook friend suggested I use cauliflower crust. At first I thought "Um. Ew." --I've never liked cauliflower--but then I realized I had a head of cauliflower in the fridge, and it really needed to be used. So I Googled a recipe. I found THIS.
Soooo, I made the crust. It came out looking like this:
Not too shabby looking, I thought. The crust is much thinner than the almond/coconut flour, which is promising.
I realized I didn't have the ingredients to make a sauce, so I had to use an organic pasta sauce I bought (for spaghetti squash). It smelled awesome. The problem was the sauce was too thin/watery. You definitely want to use a tomato paste based sauce.
I topped the pizza with sliced bell peppers (yellow and orange), mozzarella cheese (although, I didn't have quite enough) and a good shaking of basil and oregano.
Then I baked it for another five minutes or so. I have no expectations at this point. I let it sit for about three minutes before I cut it.
The crust was crispy on the edges, but the rest of it, though cooked, is not crispy, just FYI. I was able to cut the pizza into slices and eat it with my hands. I didn't need a fork like the recipe says you might.
This crust/pizza was SO. DELICIOUS. I ate nearly the whole pizza all by myself. I didn't really mean to. It just happened. Also, I hadn't eaten all day, so that may have had something to do with it.
The crust does not taste of cauliflower. It did taste like a pizza crust (though it does not taste like a regular flour crust), and it's probably the closest thing to "normal" bread/grains I've had since going Primal.
I didn't get to test it out on Tom or the kids yet. I'm doing that this weekend, I hope.
But I think it would have made the early weeks of GP much easier if we had had this recipe.
So try it! Let me know how you like it.